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@Elri  wrote:



It DOES hurt to see a mighty giant of nature taken down.   


Will you plant something in its place?  




@Elri is still there, just only a small part....roots are ok... I so hope it'll heal from the deep spikes in my photo. I don't have the years to plant a new one and watch it grow up...this one was so large way back in the 1980's already.. I'd sit out and watch the squirrels run up and down it's branches and the birds too. The neighbor informed me he'd removed a large/tall Cherry Tree here a few weeks ago....said it was dead.....I had no idea... My garden guy never said a word to me about it and he sees it. Life goes on. Take care Smiley Happy

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@cbrite ~ Thank you for your kind words, and I'm so sorry your neighbor did that.  I can relate ~ one of our neighbors wanted to "just trim our maple tree back slightly."  Good thing I was home ~ I stopped the guys they hired after they hacked off an entire limb ~ a big one.


It's nice to know there are people out there who "get it."  :-)

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@Julie928 Yes.....we DO get it.... Smiley Happy 

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Trees are SO important.

There is nothing like them.  Did you know that the microbes in the soil help trees communicate with each other?


The current board in our homeowners association understands nothing about nature, and in fact the president is very anti-science.  She doesn't "believe."  Science is not something you "believe."


She wants to remove as many of our community's olive trees as possible.  They refuse to take care of them by pruning and spraying to prevent fruit production.  Our community had done this in the past and while not perfect, it worked well enough.  Now that they've stopped maintaining them, of course the olives are dropping and people are complaining.


So they have set up this false idea that the trees are messy (and they caused the situation).  I am only one of very few voices to not fall for their narrative but we are not enough.


It's very sad here, too.  I even went so far as to try to find a company that can remove the living olive trees and  replant them elsewhere, but ours are too close to underground utilities for this to be safe.  


Before people ask for trees to be pruned or cut back, they really need to educate themselves and hire good professionals, not fly-by-night amateurs.  It's sickening what careless men do to trees.  


By the way, is everyone aware what is happening in Sheffield, England?  Street trees that are perfectly healthy are being cut down just because the city council did not want to pay for maintenance.  Horrid things are being done to trees around the world, but many people are standing up to the perpetrators.  Sometimes it doesn't help initially, but over time it will.

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This is one of the first poems I learned as a child and it still touches my heart to this day. We use to celebrate Arbor Day every year at school (this year it's April 27th). I've always loved this poem. It makes me feel the world is beautiful!


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@Starpolisher That was so lovely....Thank you for sharing it here. It means a lot to me and others I'm sure... I cannot recall poems I learned as a child...odd.....I suppose my parents were not into such things maybe...such a great loss to not know the beauty of poems and great poets/writers...Heart



@GingerPeach Hello my sweet friend...I read your story...this is true what you say. I am not so popular I think as i have a mind to allow all things to grow everywhere, lol.... I love the draping..climbing plants and makes others nuts, speaking of nuts, lol.... for some reason people rip down my takes me years to grow them. I do not care for a sterile world. I am saddened by your story. I am beginning to think maybe my own garden guy is not doing his job nor being honest and who can I then trust to know my yards and plants to stay healthy? I am glad you's so special. Be well~~


I'm about to throw a lot of morning glory seeds into my soil....that'll raise eye brows again..they go crazy as you know Smiley Very Happy

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@ECBG Forgive me for not replying to the beauty u posted hereHeart


@ECBG wrote:
The Sound of Trees
I wonder about the trees.
Why do we wish to bear
Forever the noise of these
More than another noise
So close to our dwelling place?
We suffer them by the day
Till we lose all measure of pace,
And fixity in our joys,
And acquire a listening air.
They are that that talks of going
But never gets away;
And that talks no less for knowing,
As it grows wiser and older,
That now it means to stay.
My feet tug at the floor
And my head sways to my shoulder
Sometimes when I watch trees sway,
From the window or the door.
I shall set forth for somewhere,
I shall make the reckless choice
Some day when they are in voice
And tossing so as to scare
The white clouds over them on.
I shall have less to say,
But I shall be gone.


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